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1957 – Born on May 16th in Cape, Elizabeth, Maine. 1979 – She entered Boston Marathon and won the women’s division. 1984 – Won a gold medal in the Summer Olympics women’s marathon held at Los Angeles.          – Hailed as the first champion in women’s Olympic marathon. 1985 – Winner in the Chicago ..

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1911 – Elizabeth Robinson, born on the 23rd of August in Riverdale, Illinois. She was an American athlete, winner of the first Olympic 100 m for women. 1927 – She ran her first 100 m race on March, aged 16. She finished second only to the American record holder. At her next race, she equalled ..

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1963 – Born on November 10th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mike Powell, the world record-holder in the long jump who competed for UCLA. 1985 – As a student at UCLA, his personal best was a 26-9¾ in, when he finished third at the national championships.          – He began his collegiate season at UC Irvine ..

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1966 – Born on the 18th of July in Portland, Oregon. 1990 – He was deemed one of the best decathlon athletes. 1991 – He was awarded gold medals at the World Championships in Athletics. 1996 – He won an Olympic gold medal for decathlon in the Olympics. 2005 – He was inducted into the ..

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1975 – Born on the 7th of July in Atlanta, Georgia. 1993 – He played on the Football Team as a linebacker. 1996 – He worked at a concession stand during the Summer Olympics.        – He was a member of Dartmouth’s undefeated Ivy League champion team. 1997 – He graduated in Dartmouth College. 2000 ..

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1958 – Born on June 29th in Porto’s downtown neighbourhood of Foz Velha in Portugal. Portuguese athlete, who is considered to have been one of 20th century’s best marathon runners. 1982 – Mota emerged onto the marathon scene victorious, winning the European Marathon on her debut, beating Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway in the process. 1983 ..

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1912 – Born on June 18th in Denver, Colorado. Glenn Morris was the fourth Olympic athlete to play Tarzan. 1936 – He was the decathlon champion and won the Sullivan Award (outstanding amateur athlete of the year) over the more famous Olympian Jesse Owens. 1938 – He made a few films, including the features Tarzan’s ..

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1905 – Born on October 30th in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Canadian long-distance track athlete. 1925 – Winner of the Canada five-mile championship. 1926 – Won the Boston Marathon twice. 1928 – A representative of Canada at the Summer Olympics. 1930 – A bronze medalist st the British Empire Games. 1982 – Was a member of ..

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1961 – Born on December 30th in Falmouth, Jamaica. Canadian track and field athlete. 1985-1986 – Johnson had tied the world record of 10.00 in the World Cup meet, and he won the 100-meter at the Commonwealth Games meet with a meet record of 10.07. 1987 – Running for Canada, Johnson set a world record ..

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